Queensland Woman Acts as Surrogate for Daughter
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There are many reasons why people use Surrogacy to have the child of their dreams. For 25 year old, Alice Hohenhaus, she needed to use a Surrogate to conceive because she was diagnosed with leukemia at 4 then went into remission and sadly relapsed at 8 years old. When her leukemia came back at 8, Alice had to go through radiation treatment that would leave her with severe scar tissue that would make it very difficult for her to conceive a child.
Then at 23, Alice got pregnant naturally, but sadly lost the baby at 15 weeks and severely hemorrhaged. After her miscarriage her Doctors advised her that it was not safe for her to try to get pregnant again; which is when her mother, Theresa Hohenhaus, offered to be a Surrogate for her daughter.
“Alice already had the embryos and I thought “why not?”,” Theresa, 46, told Daily Mail Australia. “I thought I was too old and Alice didn’t want me to do it at first but I had already almost lost Alice twice before – she hemorrhaged during her pregnancy and it was touch and go there for a while. Making her happy and seeing her happy now is worth it.”
On June 2nd, Theresa gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Parker.